at someone's bidding

if you do something at someone's bidding, you do it because they ask or tell you to

I'm not here just to run around at your bidding.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • at someone's bidding — at someone’s bidding phrase if you do something at someone’s bidding, you do it because they ask or tell you to I’m not here just to run around at your bidding. Thesaurus: obedience and cooperationhyponym to obey a law or rule, or to accept… …   Useful english dictionary

  • do someone's bidding — do someone’s bidding phrase to do what someone asks or tells you to do She is not a child who will do your bidding without question. Thesaurus: to obey a law or rule, or to accept someone s authoritysynonym obedience and cooperationhyponym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • do someone's bidding — do (someone s) bidding old fashioned to do what someone tells or asks you to do. In some societies, men still assume their wives are there to do their bidding …   New idioms dictionary

  • do someone's bidding — idi do someone s bidding, to submit to someone s orders or wishes …   From formal English to slang

  • do someone's bidding — to do what someone asks or tells you to do She is not a child who will do your bidding without question …   English dictionary

  • bidding — /bid ing/, n. 1. command; summons; invitation: I went there at his bidding. 2. bids collectively, or a period during which bids are made or received: The bidding began furiously. 3. a bid. 4. do someone s bidding, to submit to someone s orders;… …   Universalium

  • bidding — bid|ding [ bıdıŋ ] noun uncount the process of making BIDS for things, for example at an AUCTION (=an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money) at someone s bidding if you do something at someone s bidding, you do it… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bidding — [[t]bɪ̱dɪŋ[/t]] 1) PHRASE If you do something at someone s bidding, you do it because they have asked you to do it. [FORMAL] The Prime Minister was right to reject him, even though it was only at the bidding of his backbenchers. 2) PHRASE: V… …   English dictionary

  • bidding — UK [ˈbɪdɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] the process of making bids for things, for example at an auction (= an event where things are sold to the person who offers the most money) • at someone s bidding do someone s bidding …   English dictionary

  • bidding — /ˈbɪdɪŋ / (say biding) noun 1. a bid. 2. bids collectively, or as a sequence: the bidding was slow. –phrase 3. do someone s bidding, to carry out someone s orders …   Australian English dictionary

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